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alveolar

[al-vee-uh-ler] /ælˈvi ə lər/
adjective
1.
Anatomy, Zoology. of or relating to an alveolus or to alveoli.
2.
Phonetics. articulated with the tongue touching or close to the alveolar ridge, as English t, d, n; gingival.
noun
3.
Phonetics. an alveolar sound.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; alveol- + -ar1
Related forms
alveolarly, adverb
interalveolar, adjective
postalveolar, adjective
pseudoalveolar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for post-alveolar

alveolar

/ælˈvɪələ; ˌælvɪˈəʊlə/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) of, relating to, or resembling an alveolus
2.
denoting the part of the jawbone containing the roots of the teeth
3.
(of a consonant) articulated with the tongue in contact with the projecting part of the jawbone immediately behind the upper teeth
noun
4.
an alveolar consonant, such as the speech sounds written t, d, and s in English
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Word Origin and History for post-alveolar

alveolar

adj.

"pertaining to alveoli," 1799, from Modern Latin alveolus "socket of a tooth" (see alveolus).

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post-alveolar in Medicine

alveolar al·ve·o·lar (āl-vē'ə-lər)
adj.
Relating to an alveolus.

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